I am a UK citizen married to an American citizen and we would like it if my wife could come and live in the UK with me. I have just finished a degree in Biomedical science and wish to pursue a PhD, therefore I couldn’t earn the 18,600 that is required.
My grandparents are downsizing their house and offered to give me my inheritance early to allow my wife to come to the UK and for me to finish my education, this will be in the region of £60,000. That combined with my own savings would satisfy the savings requirement. The money would be straight cash, no mortgaging or loans involved. I’m concerned that immigration will think we are trying to cheat the system by a) getting the money early and b) getting a lump sum of 60k deposited in my bank.
Even though I would be receiving the money early, I would still be getting it whether I was with my wife or not, just at a later date. Do you think this will result in refusal?
Thanks for reading and thanks in advance for any advice